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Zurich Insurance named to Working Mother “100 Best Companies” four years in a row

Schaumburg, IL, September 26, 2017

Zurich North America today was selected by Working Mother magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies for 2017. It’s the fourth consecutive year Zurich has earned this honor.

Zurich was recognized for its forward-thinking workplace programs, including flexible work arrangements, paid maternity leave, executive commitment and advancement of women.

“We are honored to be named a 100 Best Company for working mothers four years in a row,” said Mike Foley, CEO for Zurich North America. “Zurich is focused on creating a workplace environment that helps people become their best. A diverse workforce that includes working mothers drives better outcomes and solutions for our customers.”

The Working Mother 100 Best Companies selected for the list are leaders in the advancement of women by supporting their need to integrate family and work successfully.

Working Mother Editor-in-Chief Meredith Bodgas said, “This year’s winning companies know the value of keeping their employee moms engaged and supported. They use schedule flexibility, paid parental leave and family benefits to ensure that parents can develop meaningful careers while leading satisfying home lives.”

Zurich has a robust employee resource group called the Women’s Innovation Network or WIN. This group plays a critical role in the development and engagement of women with more than 1,800 members in North America. WIN provides a professional network for inspiration, development and connection to colleagues across Zurich and has more than 5,000 members in 15 countries. Zurich also was selected by the National Association for Female Executives as one of the Top Companies for Executive Women in 2017 and 2016.

The complete list of the 2017 Working Mother 100 Best Companies can be found here.

About Zurich
Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 54,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 210 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. The Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1872. The holding company, Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information about Zurich is available at www.zurich.com.

In North America, Zurich is a leading commercial property-casualty insurance provider serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors through the individual member companies of Zurich in North America, including Zurich American Insurance Company. Life insurance and disability coverage issued in the United States in all states except New York is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company, an Illinois domestic life insurance company. In New York, life insurance and disability coverage is issued by Zurich American Life Insurance Company of New York, a New York domestic life insurance company. For more information about the products and services it offers and people Zurich employs around the world go to www.zurichna.com. 2012 marked Zurich's 100 year anniversary of insuring America and the success of its customers, shareholders and employees.

About Working Mother Media
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